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Rhea Chakraoborty requests Amit Shah for CBI probe in Sushant Singh Rajput’s death

After a month of actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise on June 14, his girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty on Thursday took to Twitter to request Union home minister Amit Shah to initiate a CBI probe in Rajput’s suicide case. In a two-part tweet, Rhea wrote, “Respected @amitshahofficial sir, I’m sushants Singh Rajputs girlfriend Rhea chakraborty, it is...

Dalit couple suicide attempt in Madhya Pradesh: District collector, SP transferred

A day after a Dalit couple in Madhya Pradesh consumed poison against an anti-encroachment drive, the state government transferred Guna District Magistrate S. Vishwanathan and Superintendent of Police Tarun Nayak. A video of the incident showed the police hitting the Dalit man with a baton and others trying to save him. The video was also...

India reports 32,695 COVID-19 cases, 606 deaths in last 24 hours

COVID-19 cases in India crossed the 30,000 mark in a single day for the first time pushing the tally to 9,68,876 on Thursday, while the death toll climbed to 24,915 with 606 people succumbing to the virus. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the country saw a record increase of 32,695 cases...

Bihar: Approach road to bridge collapses within a month of inauguration, govt gets flak

The Opposition in Bihar on Thursday lashed out at Nitish Kumar-led NDA government after a bridge on the approach road leading to newly-constructed Sattarghat bridge over river Gandak was washed away by flood water, exactly 29 days after it was inaugurated by chief minister himself on June 16. Kumar had laid the foundation stone of...

Air India to send some employees on compulsory unpaid leave for up to 5 years

Air India has started the process of identifying employees, based on various factors like efficiency, health and redundancy, who will be sent on compulsory leave without pay (LWP) for up to five years, according to an official order. The airline’s board of directors have authorised its chairman and managing director Rajiv Bansal to send employees...

Skill, re-skill & upskill are mantras to stay relevant in times of corona: PM Modi

The ‘mantra’ to stay relevant in times of coronavirus is to skill, re-skill and upskill Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday. Addressing a virtual event to mark the completion of five years of Skill India Mission, he said skill is timeless and it keeps getting better with time and it makes you different from...

Rajasthan govt issues notice to Jaipur hospital for conducting trial of Patanjali’s Coronil

The Rajasthan Health Department has served a notice to Jaipur’s NIMS hospital seeking an explanation on conducting trials of Patanjali Ayurved’s drug Coronil on coronavirus patients, an official said on Friday. “We served notice to the hospital on Wednesday evening seeking explanation in three days. The hospital did not inform the state government nor sought...

Man flies from B’lore to Kolkata to shoot mother-in-law, kills self too

A man flew from Bangalore to Kolkata to shoot dead his mother-in-law before turning the gun on himself. His father-in-law escaped after he locked the house and ran out shouting for help. The incident happened in an upscale apartment in the city. Polic found a note from the 42-year-old man in which he confessed that...

No Haj this year, applicants to get complete refund, Centre says

The Centre has decided to refund the Haj application money after the announcement by Saudi Arabia that “very limited number” of people will be allowed to perform Haj this year in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. “We have decided that Haj pilgrims from India will not be sent to Saudi Arabia for Haj 2020. Application...

Within hours of launch, Centre stops Patanjali from promoting ‘Coronil’ as COVID-19 cure

Within hours of launch, Union government’s Ministry of AYUSH has asked Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurveda to stop all promotions of its claimed COVID-19 cure ‘Coronil’ till all the claims associated with the Ayurvedic formulation are verified by the...

6 members of family, including four children, found hanging from ceiling; suicide suspected

Six members of a family were found hanging from the ceiling of an unoccupied flat in Ahmedabad city on Friday, police said in what is believed to be a suicide. The dead include four children in the age group of seven to 12....

India’s fight against COVID-19 example of cooperative federalism: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said India’s fight against COVID-19 is a fine example of cooperative federalism in which the Centre and the states are working together to contain the spread of the deadly virus. In his opening remarks at a meeting with chief ministers and Lt Governors of 21 states and union territories,...